With the end of peacekeeping in Haiti, UN commitment there remains

16 October 2019

Although United Nations peacekeeping operations are over in Haiti, the Caribbean country will not “be alone” as a new political mission focused on sustainable development begins its work there on Wednesday.

That’s the message from Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, who has been reflecting on achievements during that 15-year period.

Two successive UN peacekeeping operations, known by the French acronyms MINUSTAH and MINUJUSTH, helped the Haitian authorities to build up the national police force, strengthen the judicial system and improve protection of human rights.

Pascal Sim asked Mr. Lacroix about these accomplishments and why the situation now requires a different approach from the international community.

Audio Credit:
UN News/Pascal Sim
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4'34"

 

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